Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Hill Eager to Return to Racing This Week With ASCS National Tour
Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (June 22, 2020) - Alex Hill is more than ready to return to racing this week with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour after a three-and-a-half month absence from the track due to COVID-19 restrictions.
"I'm excited to go back racing," said Hill, whose last competition was on March 8 in California. "I don't think I've ever been away from the track for this long. It's been like another offseason in the middle of the racing season."
Hill's team faced obstacles since March unique to teams in Canada. While other teams were able to resume racing as early as April, her team has sat idle because of border restrictions.
"I've been able to cross the border because I'm a dual-citizen," she said. "But my crew chief, Darryl, hasn't been able to return to the U.S. It was recently announced that they aren't opening the border until at least the end of July. But we also learned that while you can't cross the border in a vehicle, you can cross it on an airline flight.
"Fortunately, Daryl left our hauler and everything at Sam (Hafertepe Jr.'s) shop in Texas before the restrictions. He was able to fly there a week ago and that's why we can race now. Our other teammate, Dylan Westbrook, isn't as fortunate. They drove their toter back home to Canada and now they can't get it across the border."
Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., will welcome her back to racing on Thursday before the tour moves on to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Saturday. Thursday will mark her debut at Caney Valley Speedway.
"It will be a challenge coming back to race a new track after being off for so long," she said. "But it will be nice to return to Little Rock, which is a track where we've run a lot of laps."
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Hill expects to remain on the road for most of the season rather than occasionally returning home to Canada as she has done in previous years.
"If I return to Canada I have to quarantine for 14 days, so I'll just stay in the U.S. since that doesn't work for racing," she said. "My mom usually goes to the races, but she's staying in Canada for that reason until we race in Washington."
SEASON STATS -
4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20
UP NEXT -
Thursday at Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, Kan., and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
MEDIA LINKS -
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Cool Chassis
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"Cool Chassis makes great race cars that are safe and comfortable," Hill said. "We enjoy working with them."
Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Rentals, Original Traders Energy, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vortex Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown and Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.
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